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RIGHT TO INFORMATION WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN INDIA

“Information is the currency of democracy,” is very rightly said by Thomas Jefferson. Right to Information is the foundation of a democratic government. In India, democracy vests with the people of India, so we have a right to know. The Right to Information Act, 2005 was formulated which replaced the Freedom of Information Act, 2002. Privacy and RTI are related to each other. The government is accountable to the people in open governance system. In modern era, the people are more aware about their rights as well as their privacy. India’s legal system is formulating various statutes, acts and legislations to make the government accountable and transparent but the concept of privacy runs parallel to RTI. The law provides us the right to access the information held by government authorities on the other hand, the right to privacy ensures the confidentiality to access, collect and usage of personal information about them that is held by governments and private bodies. These two laws are contradictory and complicated.

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Distinction between Fundamental Rights and Human Rights

Rights are the reasonable privileges of people. These claims are ensured by law. According to law, rights are considered as the sensible case of the people which are acknowledged by the general public and affirmed by statute. It can be fundamental rights or human rights. The rights which are principal to the life of the citizens of a nation are known as fundamental rights. The primary contrast between fundamental rights and human rights is that the fundamental rights are particular to a specific nation, while human rights have overall acknowledgment. Fundamental Rights and Human Rights are essential for the presence and improvement of people. It makes a superior domain and better living conditions for individuals, and in addition, they, protect their nobility. Human rights and fundamental rights are key rules that remain at the premise of any fair and equivalent society.

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75 Years of the United Nations: How it all started

24th October 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. To commemorate the milestone achieved by this organization which has more legitimacy, convening power, and normative impact than any other organization, this blog explains how and why the United Nations was founded.

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TOP 10 LEGAL HEADLINES OF THE WEEK 14 Oct 2020

Special Leave Petition Against HC Order Rejecting Review Petition Cannot Be Entertained When Main Judgment is Not Challenged: States SC

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THE TRUTH ABOUT RELIGION AND FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (often referred to as FGM) is a destructive operation

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Probation of Offenders Act 1958: An Overview

An accused person should be given a chance of reformation that he would lose if he is incarcerated in prison and associates with hardened criminals.

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Introduction of The Consumer Protection Act, 2019

It is said that consumer is the king of the market and to uphold this, the consumer protection act, 2019 has come into force from 20th July 2020 to give more power to the consumers and to protect so that in no way the consumer is being harassed by the dominant position of the trader and manufacturer.

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Difference between Kidnapping and Abduction

The word “kidnapping” has been derived from the word ‘kid’ meaning child and ‘napping’ to steal. Thus the word literally means “child stealing”. However, under the Indian Penal Code it is not confined to child stealing. It has been given broader implication, i.e., carrying away of a human being against his/her consent, or the person accused removes the person from his/her lawful guardianship.

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‘Evaluation of the working of Reformative theory in India’

Reformative theory of punishment is widely being accepted and implemented theories of punishment around the world. It is backed by the ideology that prisons should be converted into reformed homes. The motives behind the offences must be examined; there should be made a way so that the offender could go back to mainstream society.

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Theories of Punishment

With the change in the social structure, society has witnessed various punishment theories and the radical changes that they have undergone from the traditional to the modern level and the crucial problems relating to them.